Member Canoe North Adventures

For us, guiding involves a total commitment to the satisfaction of our paddlers that includes exceptional group dynamics & camaraderie, supportive training on-river, a superb menu, fun guides, safe travel & unparalleled logistical planning. As guides, we are dedicated to ensuring that when the canoes pull into their final stop that no one wants the trip to be over and can turn to the fellow paddlers and say, these are some of the finest people who I have met in my life.Guides, Al Pace, Lin Ward & Taylor Pace, have combined to paddle over twenty years a total of 30,000 miles on twenty-five river systems in Nunavut, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. Named the NWT Operator of the Year in 2010. In 2013, Canoe North Adventures was designated a Canadian Signature Experience by the Canadian Tourism Commission. We recently received the Frozen Globe Award from Up Here Business Magazine for 2014 NWT Entrepreneur of the Year as well as the overall award as pan-territorial 2014 Northern Entrepreneur of the Year. Most recently, Al Pace was awarded the 2016 Mike Stilwell Lifetime Achievement Award. We are known for solid logistics, taking good care of our clients and providing a heartfelt experience.

Since 1987, we have been offering guided canoe trips and hiking expeditions, logistical support and rentals for self-guided clients accessed through Norman Wells in the Sahtu Region of the Northwest Territories including the Redstone, Natla, Keele, Mountain, Bonnet Plume, Snake, Horton and Great Bear Rivers, the Canol Heritage Trail, and Mackenzie Mountain Hiking.

We also have a Lodge and Outfitting Centre located at the float plane base on DOT Lake.  

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Canoe North Adventures



For the last 20 years, Canoe North Adventures has delivered exceptional wilderness experiences on the rivers of the far north. Our strength is our personal approach to taking canoeists safely down the world-class rivers of this region with a huge amount of fun. We offer canoeing expeditions for novice, intermediate and advanced paddlers on the Redstone, Natla, Keele, Snake, Bonnet Plume, Mountain, Horton, Great Bear, Coppermine, Burnside, Yukon and Pelly Rivers. 



Hiking Tours

CNA offers hiking expeditions in the Sahtu region of the Northwest Territories in the Mackenzie Mountains and on the Canol Heritage Trail. Accessible from Norman Wells, NWT, these hiking regions are some of the most pristine and beautiful in the world. The Canol Heritage Trail starts high in the Mackenzie Mountains travelling easily down to Godlin Lakes through Caribou Pass and some of the most beautiful vistas in the far north.





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